England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
gegwilson (33) , England | February 17, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I have no idea how this bar isnít rated as the best in Nottingham. Itís a beer lovers paradise with hundreds of bottles on offer with plenty of US ales that are far from common over here. There are loads of european beers too. On tap there are plenty of real ales on offer plus more craft beer on keg. If ciderís your thing youíll be spoilt for choice - there were 17 ciders and perrys on offer at the time of our visit. The food was good too.
Aside from the beer choice this place has a unique feel due to the canal running through it and the parked barges. Plus itís far, far cheaper than Brewdog.
moleha4 (10) , England | December 9, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting place with the building built over the canal. 6 cask handpumps and about 10 kegs of which maybe half were macro on our visit, and decent bottle selection, though probably few rarities. Visited 07 Dec.
imdownthepub (380) Banbury, England | March 17, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Large pub right on the canal, the canal in fact takes up part of the building. The bar is very big and a little impersonal, there isnít a great deal of atmosphere to be had. Probably much better on a sunny afternoon with all the outside seating. Good but not loveable.
Boudicca (570) London, England | September 15, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
An interesting old canal building with a narrowboat moored inside the pub.
The Canalhouse is entered via a little bridge over an internal dock where, when we were there, a narrowboat was parked. It smelt a bit musty but was doing a roaring trade on a Friday evening and had the feel of a particularly boisterous wedding reception. It was decked out with union jacks and St Georgeís flags and I got the impression that itís trying hard to be a party place - Mexican fancy dress on Tuesday, a Belgian beer night and a British food festival were all advertised.
There are 6 or 8 hand pumps with a reasonable choice of cask ales.
(Visited 13 July 2012).
CHW (1) , | June 13, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
6 hand pumps with regular Castle Rock beers + usually 2 or 3 guests. Hundreds of pump clips adorn the rafters.
40 odd continental and craft beers - which is a fair amount for Nottingham.
Plenty of generic lagers for the masses so itís not hard to convince non-beery friends to enter.
They host the SIBA nationals as well, which is superb.
Staff friendly and quick to serve.
Oh and thereís a canal running through the pub - the place is full of character.
dynamiteninja (46) Richmond, England | January 24, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Very prompt and efficient service. Beer from the Castle Rock range. Well kept. Interesting pub.
albertane (18) Nottingham, England | August 26, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A large Castle Rock pub which in atmosphere is closer to a bar, the novelty of this venue is that the canal runs through it and customers must cross a small bridge after entering to approach the bar. Indeed, a narrow boat is often docked inside the pub.
The well-kept cask-conditioned real ales are the usual Castle Rock rang with guests; however, the Canalhouseís strength is in their large (for Nottingham) selection of bottled beers, including a few Americans.
The large patio area is very popular in summer, if not quite as pleasant as that of the Fellows, Morton & Clayton next door.
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